We'd like to highlight an area of concern many women come to our clinics and website to learn more about - and as September is #PCOSAwarenessMonth - it seems fitting to start a conversation around PCOS.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 12-18% of women of reproductive age and up to 21% in some high-risk groups, such as Indigenous women. Symptoms include excess hair or hair loss, acne, weight gain, difficulties with fertility, increased anxiety or depression and symptoms associated with periods.
Research shows that experiencing the symptoms associated with PCOS can negatively affect one's mood, self–confidence and body image. So we thought it important during #PCOSAwarenessMonth to let you know that if you are experiencing these physical or emotional changes, you are not alone. And just as importantly, there is help available to you.
🚺 For trustworthy information about PCOS - from symptoms and causes to diagnosis and treatment - head to the comprehensive PCOS section of our website by clicking the link in our bio.